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Edison children left to suffer

February 17, 2013

To the editor: Once again, thank you Edison Local voters. Oh, and my children also thank yo....

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Thomas43952

Feb-18-13 3:34 PM

Let me see: Election results..only 1593 voted for the levy and 2074 against. If you have 2200 children in the district, that's about 3000 voter parents because of single moms and two children. If you have 236 workers for the district, that's about 400 voter workers. Forget about the school board members and their spouses. Forget about uncle and aunts and volunteer coaches and their spouses. Forget about the HS seniors who are over 18 and can vote. This adds up to about min. 3400 votes. Therefore: 1593 who voted for the levy is less than half of all those associated with the district. SOOOO...Who is to blame for the children suffering. If one parent of each child would have voted for the levy, that would have been at least 2000 yes votes instead of 1593.

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RPG0340

Feb-17-13 10:01 PM

Furthermore, I believe that educators have failed children. I had 4 good teachers in my time at Edison. People like them are worth keeping. I also would wager my last dollar that they'd understand that some things are necessary, even if it means that theeir co-workers will be laid off.

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Moteman

Feb-17-13 1:06 PM

responsible not voting for school levies is one of the few ways I have to insure MY quality of life in the future. If you want a quality educationfor your children, home school, send them to private school, or try to get some other source of funding that doesn't pick the the pockets of property owners, who in this area are are mostly retirees and older.

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Moteman

Feb-17-13 1:04 PM

Ms Marsh I am retired and living on a fixed income. I just recently qualified for The Homestead Act exemption. My tax bill this Dec. I got a reduction of property tax of around 140 dollars, but the tax increased by approximately 120 dollars. I netted 40 dollars reduction. If the levy had passed I would see an increase of approximately another 200 dollars. Thus I would paying 160 more dollars semi annually. I do ok with my retirement and SS now but in 10 years what I receive wont be so great. I see property taxes to continue to increase, and my income being eat up by inflation. While we are told our SS benefits will be safe what we are not told is that Odunbo wants to pass laws that would recalculate the way the cost of living will be calculated making the raises nonexistence or very small. 1to2 billion a year not going to SS but bums that do not work and vote for a living instead of working for it. Other than voting for County. Commissioners that are more fiscal responsibl

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RPG0340

Feb-17-13 10:23 AM

Ms. Marsh, If you want to know why so many are interested in gun control, look where you live. Most people in the Edison district have firearms and therefore it is a concern for most. Not everyone owns property. In a perfect world, non property owners would not be allowed to vote on such issues but it is what it is and the people have spoken. They do not want, cannot afford, or simply do not want to pay more in taxes. How about donating more money to the district voulentarily since you care so much.

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debray

Feb-17-13 10:04 AM

Marsh needs to read the letter to editor posted above her letter... "District’s response offers insight" Reduce teachers, problem solved.

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debray

Feb-17-13 10:00 AM

Amen Survivoroftheflood !

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survivoroftheflood

Feb-17-13 9:23 AM

To Ms. Marsh,students were left out in the cold again in November 2007 when the teachers chose to walk instead of teaching students. Voters have not forgot this.

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